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Thread #160815 Message #3816053
Posted By: Tattie Bogle
23-Oct-16 - 04:49 AM
Thread Name: 'Singing 'Shenandoah' for Brits
Subject: RE: 'Singing 'Shenandoah' for Brits
I learned the song in an English primary school, so 60 years ago: our pronunciation was much as you suggest, Taconicus. The bit that does seem to differ between versions is:
"Away, I'm bound away" or
"Away, I'm bound to go". We learned the latter version.
As for pronunciation of Edinburgh, Americans do pronounce it Edinborrow, some southern English put in an extra g, making it Edingburrah, while we who live there say something like Embra.